Does Your Car Need a Service?

car service

Most modern cars only need servicing once a year, but older cars may require a service up to every 6 months.

For the most accurate information regarding when you should get your unique make or model of car serviced, refer to the manufacturer’s service handbook. In addition to this the type of service you need will be influenced by how you use your car. For example if you travel long distances every day, your car may be more prone to tyre wear than a car used for short journeys.

In the event we identify any additional work needed, we will always discuss it with you prior to going ahead with it. The price you agree with us prior to the service will be the price you pay at the end unless you agree to additional work.

We professionally service all makes and models of car, including:

Full Service

Our full service is recommended roughly every 10,000 miles or once a year, depending on manufacturer requirements and previous service history. Its a full check, with filter replacements, level top ups and all the necessary adjustments. If unsure of your vehicles service requirements or schedule please feel free to contact Lindleys Autocentres and our staff will be able to help.

Interim Service

If you do low mileage we recommend you get an Interim service between your full service every other year, when you book your vehicle in we will check your service history for you and if we feel we can save you money by offering you a shorter service then we will do. An Interim service offers you most of the checks a full service does minus the adjustments and certain filter replacements.

Oil Service

Our Oil service is for customers that do high mileage between their services, it’s designed to give peace of mind and help protect and maintain engine health, Castrol oils  are used for all our oil changes as we understand the importance of using the correct oil that is approved by the vehicle manufacturer. We do not cut corners or compromise the health and life of engines by using cheap oils.

All of our oil changes also recieve a Forte engine flush, Fortes engine flush has been specifically formulated to combat the effects that extended oil drain periods and modern driving habits have on today’s technically sophisticated engines.

Free 15 Point Check

Do you have a long journey coming up? Worried about what effect the winter may have on your car? If so, book it in for our free 15 point check, you will receive a 15 point free health report on your vehicle as well as your tyre pressures topped up free of charge. Our 15 point check includes tyres, fluid levels, lights, visual brake check, windscreen wipers, battery and steering.

15 point check


ServiceFullInterimOil
  BOOK BOOK BOOK
Castrol Oils      
Castrol GTX Oil Y Y Y
Castrol EDGE is charged at an additional £30 X X X
       
Service preparation and road test      
Check for body damage Y Y Y
Check wheels and wheel trims for damage Y Y Y
Check external lamps for damage and security Y Y Y
Check exterior mirrors for damage and security Y Y Y
Check screen for damage and stone chips Y Y Y
Check number plates (fitment and condition) Y Y Y
Check fuel cap / flap for sealing and security Y Y X
Apply seat cover and floor mat Y Y Y
       
Initial Checks      
Road Test. Check for suspension / steering noise, brake noise or judder and for pulling to one side Y Y Y
Locate locking wheel removal key where fitted Y Y X
Locate service book and check service supplements are up to date with manufacturers recommendations Y Y Y
Check timing belt due date and mileage Y Y Y
Check customer comments and requests Y Y Y
Check for warning lights displayed on instrument panel Y Y Y
       
Function check      
Check all interior switch functions Y Y X
Check the front screen wash wiper working correctly Y Y Y
Check the rear screen wash wiper working correctly (if fitted) Y Y Y
Check all interior lights working correctly Y Y X
Check all exterior lights working correctly Y Y Y
Check horn working correctly Y Y Y
Check heater controls and heater fan speed working correctly Y Y Y
Check seat belts condition and working correctly Y Y X
Check Air conditioning working (if fitted) Y Y X
Check hand brake / park brake operation and travel Y Y Y
       
Vehicle on the ground      
Check auxiliary belt Y Y X
Check fan belt Y Y X
Check battery condition and security. Test battery and test charging Y Y X
Check and top up brake fluid Y Y X
Check and top up clutch fluid Y Y X
Check and top up antifreeze, record strength Y Y X
Check and top up all under bonnet levels Y Y X
Check engine cooling fan Y Y X
Check for coolant leaks under bonnet Y Y X
Check for oil leaks under bonnet Y Y X
Check operation of throttle and lubricate if required Y Y X
Replace engine air filter Y X X
Replace spark plugs (at extra cost) Y Y X
Visually inspect ignition coils and HT leads where applicable Y Y X
Check bonnet release and cable operation and lubricate Y Y X
Check bonnet struts or stay Y Y X
Check door and boot operation, lubricate hinges and latches Y Y X
Check shock absorbers for dampening correctly Y Y X
Loosen oil filter Y Y Y
       
Vehicle raised / off the ground      
Check condition of and security of all suspension components Y Y X
Check condition and security of all steering components Y Y X
Check condition and security of all suspension / steering mountings Y Y X
Check condition and security of all suspension / steering gaiters and bushes Y Y X
Check all wheel bearings for rotational noise and free play Y Y X
Remove all 4 wheels Y X X
Check and record front brakes for condition, operation and wear Y Y Y
Check and record rear brakes for condition, operation and wear Y Y Y
Remove rear brake drums, inspect brake shoes and adjust. Check for leaks and fittings for security (report if drums seized on) Y X X
Check all brake lines, flexible hoses and callipers for condition, leaks and security Y Y X
Check hand brake / park brake cables Y Y X
Check engine and gearbox mounts for wear Y Y X
Visual check for engine oil leaks Y Y Y
Visual check for coolant leaks Y Y X
Check exhaust system for leaks, security and noise Y Y Y
Check fuel system for leaks, corrosion and security Y Y X
Check vehicle chassis and structure for corrosion Y Y X
Drain engine oil / renew engine oil (specialist if required £25.00 + vat) Y Y Y
Renew engine oil filter Y Y Y
Check tyres for damage / punctures Y Y Y
Check tyre tread depth and record depths Y Y Y
Check and adjust tyre pressures, record pressures Y Y Y
       
Final check      
Re-set service indicator Y Y Y
Stamp service book Y Y Y
Torque road wheels and record torque setting Y Y X
Remove seat cover and floor mat Y Y Y
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